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statement

Hello! Thank you for stopping by. When I say this, I really mean this: I love helping people get creative and find ways to be honest and loving with themselves.

My practice focuses on making meditation, mindfulness and creativity accessible and flexible. I blend energy healing and creative introspection (art, writing) to cultivate awareness, compassion, and connection. The foundation of my work and my actions is love, justice, and compassion. 

intentions

  1. Provide a safe space for honesty and growth.

  2. Ensure that all sessions and workshops be inclusive, accessible and understandable.

  3. Listen fully with an open heart.

  4. Provide feedback stemming from compassion.

  5. Share ideas to help you create your own path.

  6. Cultivate moments of joy.

expectations

  1. Please follow the session rules and cancellation policy.

  2. Please use the sliding scale responsibly and honestly.

  3. Please limit yourself to two sessions per month. This is to ensure that others who need attention can receive it.

  4. Please share my business if you enjoy what you receive! Word of Mouth is Gold.

  5. Come ready to learn, unlearn, and grow deeper within yourself and your global community.

teacher, carpenter, designer

ASHLEY CASILLAS

Specializing in  Reiki,

Community Workshops &

Creative Expression

The University of Texas • Austin, Texas

B.A. Latin American Studies

B.A. Spanish

Reiki II • Pipe Creek, Texas

Institute of Integrative Nutrition

Certified IIN Health Coach

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I am deeply interested in how mindfulness and creativity help us foster connection and expansion in our lives and in the lives of those we connect with. Although maintaining balance in life is overwhelming, loving ourselves is hard, and being compassionate is sometimes impossible, many of these things can be achieved in small, I repeat, small ways, everyday. I am here to help you make at least one good decision that will lead to another. I would love to help you on your own path and am always here to support you.

For many years in my life, I lived through a flurry of manic action and plans. I was always going, always social and always trying to achieve that so called successful life. Although I worked hard and accomplished multiple things, I still felt like I lacked something fundamental, which was leaving me feeling unfulfilled, uninspired and extremely out of touch with myself. I didn't know it then but I know now that I didn't actually know what it meant to love myself or how redefining my own relationship with me could help me discover my authentic purpose.

 

Toward the end of my twenties, there came a point in life where my lifestyle and focus had to shift. My body and mind were craving attention and love. I was depressed, anxious and extremely unhealthy. It took many rough times of confusion and pain to finally decide to commit to starting a new way of life. Please note that the brevity of this paragraph is condensed from what felt like an extensive and never ending novel of FAILURE. When I finally decided to try a new way of life, I started by becoming sober and beginning the process of self-awareness through meditation and mindful living practices. I began a new path where my health became a priority and I started to learn how to embrace myself as a human being worthy of love and compassion. Super condensed again: this was not easy... but each small change was/is completely worth it.

 

Through my own health and wellness journey, I have been able to live my life and understand my emotions. I have managed my depression and anger and decreased my anxiety. One step at a time, I learned (and continue to learn) how to live with honesty and compassion as my guide. By learning how to see both shadow and light, I am finally able to say 'I love me' and move forward in ways I never imagined.